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Articles from the July 12, 2019 edition


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  • Lovec family holds reunion

    Updated Jul 11, 2019

    Over ninety people attended the Emil and Eula Lovec Family Reunion at Camp Needmore from July 4 through July 7 over the holiday weekend. Of those attending, 7 were children, 20 were grandchildren, 36 were great-grandchildren, and 3 were great-great-grandchildren On Thursday, many of those attending headed into Ekalaka to watch the fireworks display that was sponsored by Carter County Chamber of Commerce. Friday was filled with conversation and reminiscing. Saturday's...

  • Independence Day fun

    Updated Jul 10, 2019

    Carter County Chamber of Commerce sponsored activities on Main Street prior to their fireworks display on Independence Day. Several "Minute to Win It" games were played while others on main enjoyed playing cornhole on the triangle or spent time on the museum lawn. At dark, Ekalaka Volunteer Fire Department lit off fireworks from the track and arena for all residents to enjoy....

  • Senior Listening

    Updated Jul 10, 2019

    With summer finally upon us, mosquitoes are bound to be out in full force. The elderly are very susceptible to West Nile Virus (WNV) which mosquitoes carry. West Nile Virus is a potentially serious illness. Experts believe WNV is established as a seasonal epidemic in North America that flares up in the summer and continues into the fall. People typically develop symptoms between 3 and 14 days after they are bitten by the infected mosquito. There is no specific treatment for WNV infection. In cases with milder symptoms, people...

  • DPHHS announces free online resource to help young Montanans quit tobacco products

    Updated Jul 10, 2019

    State public health officials today announced a free online resource that offers coaching and support to young Montanans who want to stop using tobacco products, particularly electronic cigarettes like JUUL. “The number of young Montanans addicted to e-cigarettes is alarming,” said DPHHS Director Sheila Hogan. “It’s unfortunate that people under 18 have already been exposed to harmful substances like tobacco, but it’s critical we offer every resource possible to help them quit now to avoid a lifelong addiction. I’m excit...

  • Sage grouse program seeking public comment on Stewardship Grant Environmental Assessments

    Updated Jul 10, 2019

    HELENA, Mont -- The Montana Sage Grouse Habitat Conservation Program is soliciting public comment on proposed uses of the Montana Sage Grouse Habitat Stewardship Fund to benefit sage grouse and conserve important sage grouse habitats. MSGOT requests public comment on draft environmental assessments for six proposals. The Nature Conservancy submitted an application to enter into a permanent conservation easement with the Willow Basin Ranch to conserve 3,997 acres of sage grouse core habitat in Beaverhead County near Dell. The...

  • UM report: Nonresident spending in 2018 up 10.4%

    Updated Jul 10, 2019

    UM News Service Nonresident travelers spent $3.58 billion throughout Montana in 2018, according to an annual report published by the University of Montana's Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research. This is a 10.4% increase from the previous year's estimate. "We see this as a big plus for Montana since our numbers indicate that visitation was relatively flat in 2018, but spending was up," said ITRR Director Norma Nickerson. Analysis of each of Montana's six travel...

  • Conversations with God

    Updated Jul 10, 2019

    Hello God, it’s me, Mara: The first fold of our flag is a symbol of life. The second fold is a symbol of our belief in eternal life. The third fold is made in honor and remembrance of the veterans departing our ranks who gave a portion of their lives for the defense of our country to attain peace throughout the world. The fourth fold represents our weaker nature, for as American citizens trusting in God, it is to Him we turn in times of peace as well as in times of war for His divine guidance. The fifth fold is a tribute t...

  • Hat Tips

    Dean Meyer|Updated Jul 10, 2019

    Hello, I know many of you will find this hard to believe, but once upon a time, far, far away, I was a jockey. Really! A real jockey. Now that was not only many years ago, it was many pounds ago. Many, many pounds. The reason I am bringing this up is I want you to be aware that horse racing is alive and well in North Dakota. Belcourt just finished their race meet, and the next two weekends the horses will be running at the North Dakota Horse Park in Fargo. Now, I didn’t set out in life with a goal to be a jockey. But when I...

  • Mule deer, whitetail numbers still above average in Region 7

    Updated Jul 10, 2019

    The 2019 winter and spring aerial surveys of deer populations in Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks' Region 7 revealed above long-term average numbers for both mule deer and white-tailed deer. "We had abundant precipitation last spring and summer, which made for excellent forage conditions and deer going into winter in good body condition," said Wildlife Biologist Melissa Foster. "The winter was mild up until February, when we got about six weeks of bitter cold and snow. Seems lik...

  • Blood drive next week

    Charla Carter|Updated Jul 10, 2019

    Blood is a liquid that circulates throughout the body via a pathway of blood vessels, arteries and veins. It carries nutrients, oxygen, antibodies and other necessities of life to every cell and tissue. Blood is also the means by which waste and waste byproducts are removed from cells. The main function of blood is to act as the body’s transport system, but it also has a major role in the body’s defense against infection. Having a healthy supply of blood is important to overall well being. Every two seconds, someone in the U....

  • CCM wins 2019 Red Ants Pants Foundation grant

    Updated Jul 10, 2019

    From boosting women’s leadership and self-reliance to enhancing rural heritage, the Red Ants Pants Foundation shares proceeds from the Red Ants Pants Music Festival in a meaningful way each year. Festival fans can know that their choice to join the festival has a lasting impact through the Red Ants Pants Foundation’s community grant program. Grant applications are considered based on how they best help fulfill the foundation's mission of developing and expanding leadership roles for women, preserving and supporting wor...

  • Record rainfall recorded this week

    Updated Jul 10, 2019

    Tuesday was officially the wettest July day the town of Ekalaka has ever had. National Weather Service data, which is recorded at 5 p.m. each day, shows that between 5 p.m. on Monday and 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Ekalaka officially received 2.72 inches of moisture. The previous record high for one July day occurred on July 13 of 1997 when Ekalaka received 2.35 inches. Tuesday tied for the eighth wettest single day ever recorded in Ekalaka. Six June days spanning from 1915 to 2007 have had more precipitation. On May 1, 2008, 2.97...

  • Inaugural Beaver Creek Rendezvous Charity Shoot, July 20

    This year, Beaver Creek Rendezvous organizers will be holding their first ever fun shoot. The inaugural Beaver Creek Rendezvous Charity Shoot will take place at the Livingston Ranch just north of Ekalaka, the same location where hunters meet every year, on Saturday, July 20. Anyone twelve or older is invited to participate in the competition and will have the chance to win several various prizes. Entry fees from the competition will be used to help purchase hunting licenses for hunters who want to attend rendezvous hunts in...

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